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Yeah, his Basking younger brother beats him up and steals his lunch money.
Posted By: wideyes (5/18/2013 10:34:54 AM)


Compared to Basking Rootwalla, you're paying two extra mana for +1/+1 and loss of the Madness ability :/
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (3/8/2011 1:24:10 PM)


This Rootwalla is certainly not basking at all.
Posted By: Lestat13 (7/22/2010 9:58:35 AM)


his brothers with skitter of lizards...
Posted By: greenandblack (4/5/2010 3:25:40 PM)



Rootwalla seems to be the poster-child for Mana-costing Pump Abilities in R&D. A question for Gatherer: How much worse would Basking Rootwalla be without the Madness? Obviously quite a bit, since that made it almost a strictly better Ornithopter, and a 90% better Memnite, but would it still rate at least a C?

I ask because I'm trying to figure out, for my own design purposes, how much mana to charge on abilities like this.

{G} might be worth +1/+1*
{R} and {B} are both worth +1/+0 (firebreathing and smogbreathing)
{W} I think is worth +0/+1*
{U} Isn't worth anything
and {1}(X) seems to be worth +2/+2 in practically every color, or +1/+1 on Double strike creaures.

*can't remember any examples.
Posted By: DarthParallax (6/10/2013 4:48:25 AM)


Returning in Magic 2014.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (7/7/2013 10:02:19 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!